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B10 3.3 no218 newbie to the forum

Post by Dandanb10 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:10 pm

Hi all newbie here so I thought I'd introduce myself and my car.
I've just become the proud owner of a very clean b10 3.3 in Lemans blue.

I've looked online to find out how many were made in 2002 in Lemans blue which were Switchtronic and I just can't seem to find any info. Would any of you guys know by any chance? Also are there any meets in the southeast over the summer?
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Post by Burnham » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:19 pm

Welcome, Im relatively new too. I think its customary to post pics :D

Enjoy!

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Post by jolls » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:03 pm

Hi and welcome. You can find stats here http://www.thealpinaregister.com/uk but it won't tell you colour or gearbox. Hth
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Post by Dandanb10 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:10 am

Image

Here is one of the pictures I could manage to add 😊
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Post by KevinB10 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:19 pm

Welcome to the forum, my B10 is Topaz blue and also only two of that colour are on the register. :)
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Post by Dandanb10 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:02 am

Thanks Kevin
Topaz is a good colour 👍🏼 Not too much different to my Lemans blue. I would love to know how many of each are switchtronic and how many of each colour there is etc. Wonder if Sytner would have the answers?
Cheers Dan
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Post by BarryM » Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:10 am

Congrats and welcome, sure you'll enjoy it 👍
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Post by Dandanb10 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:40 pm

BarryM wrote:Congrats and welcome, sure you'll enjoy it 👍
Thanks Barry I certainly will. Although I took out insurance on it today without using my bonus as I'm still using that on my other car. 3k miles a year and they stung me for £700. The joys hey haha
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Post by Baggie Austin » Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:15 am

Welcome

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Post by Alpina Jim » Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:35 am

Welcome. A great looking car in a really nice colour.

A bit late for you but I covered my B10 this year under an agreed value classic insurance policy through a company called Hagerty. Approx £270 for 3000 miles, although I am 59 years old. The good news is they do not use a no claims bonus system so I was able to use my full no claims bonus on my daily driver. :)
Perhaps this might be of use for you next year? More details are on the insurance forum.

Enjoy your car.
Jim

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Post by polynesian2 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:22 am

Welcome, that's a lovely looking E39 in LeMans blue, and the M5 mirrors and later style wheels set it off really nicely. Enjoy that big NA six!
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Post by Metrics » Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:43 pm

Looks lovely, congrats and enjoy!
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Post by rodbargee » Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:10 am

Talking of insurance, My 06 B5 is still not widely considered "classic" yet. Footman James covered it last year but were unwilling to give it any agreed value, that was still the case on renewal this month. They also wanted (in my view) a hefty £450 for 5000 miles.

I checked out lots of firms but none of them would do an agreed value yet because of its age. They all had right of salvage but when it came down to comparing coverage Tesco's bank was by far the cheapest. It has everything that Footman James had to offer apart from the "name"

The worst case scenario is I would have to argue the toss with Tescos loss adjuster as opposed to FJ who it must be said just used, "well of course you get what you pay for" arguments. Well in reality they weren't giving anything that Tesco's wasn't. Its made me re-think the Specialist insurance market, they are it seems just loading you and trading on non existent promises of expertise and cover.

Great colour BTW and welcome to the forum… :-)

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Post by big blue » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:02 pm

Dandanb10 wrote:Image

Here is one of the pictures I could manage to add 😊
Looks great in Blue and the classic wheels sit well, nice one all round 8)
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Post by DAN@ADRIAN FLUX » Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:59 pm

Hi,
If anyone ever needs any help with insurance at all then please feel free to drop me a line.
Regards,
Dan.

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